Tips For The First Interview

We all know how jittery that is going for an interview. Even when you are thoroughly prepared and quite optimistic of nailing it, there will be a part of you that is likely to feel the pangs of an anxiety attack. It is natural because it is the first interview of your life. Regardless of whether or not you clear it, the level of nervousness shall subside because everything happens just once for the first time.
That being said, here we are going to give you some of the important tips to combat that nervousness and to ensure that the pangs of anxiety do not prevent you from getting your dream job. So, are you all set to give yourself a double chance of grabbing the best job?
The checklist
Even if you are the best there is, even if you know how to get a job like you know how to make a cake, you still need to be able to convert a job interview into an offer. Owing to the high levels of nervousness, a lot of people tend to forget one or more of the important documents which they need to carry. This is why it is important to make a checklist at least a week before the interview. In your checklist, mention every possible document and even some other things which may be necessary for the interview – like the dress code, formal shoes and so on. This way, you can rely on the checklist rather than your already pressurized mental frame of mind to ensure that you are all set for the big day.
The eye contact
Now, this is one of the most important things you need to be mindful of. Too many of us ignore the importance of eye contact. As hiring managers and HRs, they will be looking for signs of confident applicants. It doesn’t matter whether or not you know the answer to a question. You are not expected to be an Einstein on your first job interview, but you are expected to be confident enough to handle the different twists and turn which your job life is sure to offer.
This is why you should always maintain a good eye cant with your interviewer. Also, keep a smile on as this gives the false expression of zero nervousness. When people are anxious and/or nervous, they are least likely to smile. So, a smile can help you a lot in creating a perfect professional image.
Listen attentively
Your hiring manager definitely wants to be heard. Do not enter into any argument even when you feel that the hiring manager is the biggest fool you have ever seen. You do not need to blindly agree to all he has to say, but do not argue. Just state your point of view and then let him speak. When he feels that you are attentive and willing to listen, you score massively in their hiring checklist.
Companies are tired of employees who do things their own way and serving their own personal interests before giving even a thought to the company. This is why you need to be willing to listen to the hiring manager.
Avoid humour
No matter what anyone else has to say, stay clear of humor on your job interviews. It could nail the job but in most cases, it ends up being a complete disaster. You should try and avoid cheeky lines or jokes because everything has a right situation and your job interview is surely not the right ground for such things. Of course, you do not need to be uptight either. Be casual and yet professional and it should do the trick.
These are some of the pivotal points which you should bear in mind to ensure that you can win the interview round and hopefully get the job. If not, always remember, is waiting around the corner.